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"It was very scary to open up about everything. It's not something a lot of people talk about, but I think they should. I know some people might read it and say, 'What the hell?' But I hope someone out there gets something out of it," she wrote in another People excerpt.

Rivera hopes 11-month-old Josey—her son with Dorsey—reads his mom's memoir one day and gets "a better perspective on the issues women face."

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